Posts Tagged "medical advice"

Medically unexplained symptoms

Posted by admin on Mar 9, 2014 in Blog, Health Conditions, Mental Health | 0 comments

Medically unexplained symptoms

Many people suffer from persistent complaints, such as dizziness or pain, that do not appear to have an obvious cause. They are termed “medically unexplained symptoms” when doctors cannot find any disease or problem with the body that would otherwise account for the symptoms. This doesn’t mean the symptoms are faked or are “all in the head” – they are real and can affect your ability to function properly. Not understanding the cause can make them all the more distressing and difficult to cope with. Such mystery symptoms are surprisingly common, accounting for a...

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4 Ways to Be Safer

Posted by admin on Oct 25, 2011 in Top Health Tips | 0 comments

4 Ways to Be Safer

Are you prepared if there is an emergency in your community? The National Safety Council, American Heart Association and American Red Cross have teamed up to sponsor National Safety Month. These organizations want you to focus on four important safety topics this June: 1. Emergency Preparedness 2. Distracted Driving 3. Poisoning Prevention 4. Falls Prevention Why? Emergency Preparedness: “CPR/AED applied within minutes of a heart attack doubles the chance of survival.” This statistic is reason enough to get trained in CPR/AED (which stand for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automatic...

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The Surprising Second Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

Posted by admin on Oct 25, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

The Surprising Second Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

In a study published in the May issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers came to a surprising conclusion: hospitalizations for poisoning by prescription medication has increased by 65 percent from 1999 to 2006. The rates of unintentional poisoning– from prescription opioids, sedatives and tranquilizers in the U.S. has surpassed motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of unintentional injury death. Simply put, this means that poisoning from prescription drugs is now the second leading cause of unintentional injury death in the U.S. “Deaths and hospitalizations...

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8 Types of Cancer Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted by admin on Oct 6, 2011 in Health Conditions, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

8 Types of Cancer Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you may be at risk for certain cancers due to medication—or RA-related inflammation itself. The best thing you can do is to be aware, but don’t worry excessively. “The risk of all of these is very, very low,” says Stanley Cohen, MD, clinical professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and co-director of the division of rheumatology at Presbyterian Hospital, in Dallas. “When you look at the numbers, the relative risk is higher but the actual risk is low.” RA has even been linked to...

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4 Surprising Reasons Women Can’t Lose Weight

Posted by admin on Sep 27, 2011 in Healthy Eating, Top Health Tips | 0 comments

4 Surprising Reasons Women Can’t Lose Weight

Written by Jennifer Benjamin from www.Health.com If you’re doing everything “right” and can’t seem to lose weight, you may have a hidden health condition. Most of us already know that eating less and moving more are the keys to dropping extra pounds. But if you’re already doing everything “right” and can’t seem to lose weight – or are even gaining it – you may have a hidden health condition that’s sabotaging your efforts. And the symptoms may be so subtle that even your doctor can miss them. Here, some possible weight-loss...

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Shingles

Posted by admin on Sep 20, 2011 in Health Conditions, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

Shingles

Everyone who has had chickenpox is at risk of developing shingles, which is caused by the same herpes virus. The first sign of shingles is usually excessively sensitive, tingling or burning skin where the shingles rash subsequently appears. The area is often painful. At the same time, you may experience fever, headache and enlarged lymph nodes. After a few days, the characteristic shingles rash appears as a band or patch of red spots on the side of the trunk or face. It usually appears on one side only. The rash develops into fluid-filled blisters that then collapse, forming small ulcers....

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5 Easy Health Tweaks

Posted by admin on Sep 15, 2011 in Top Health Tips | 0 comments

5 Easy Health Tweaks

Dr. Oz, Oprah´s favorite doctor, has some great advice on small tweaks you can easily make that will have a big impact on your life. 1. Make the Hard Decisions in the Grocery Store The reason diets don’t work, Dr. Oz says, is because they are based on willpower. If you’re rummaging in the fridge at 10 p.m. on a Sunday, anxious about work Monday, there is no way (no way!) you will say no to a chocolate bar. But if there is no chocolate bar nearby, you can’t do something you’ll later regret. To make sure your pantry is filled with healthy items, go grocery shopping...

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Antibiotics and Alcohol

Posted by admin on Sep 13, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

Antibiotics and Alcohol

Question: Antibiotics and alcohol: Should I avoid mixing them? What are the effects of drinking alcohol while taking antibiotics? Some antibiotics carry a warning to avoid alcohol. But others don’t. Answer: From James M. Steckelberg, M.D. The effects of combining antibiotics and alcohol can vary, depending on the specific antibiotic. Alcohol doesn’t diminish the effectiveness of most antibiotics. However, antibiotics and alcohol can cause similar side effects, such as stomach upset, dizziness and drowsiness. When you combine antibiotics and alcohol, these side effects may...

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The Five Steps of a Breast Self-Exam

Posted by admin on Aug 30, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

The Five Steps of a Breast Self-Exam

Taking a few minutes to do a breast self-exam a minimum of once a month can make a lifetime of difference. Nearly 70% of all breast cancers are found through self-exams and with early detection the 5-year survival rate is 98%. If you find a lump, schedule an appointment with your doctor, but don’t panic—8 out of 10 lumps are not cancerous. For additional peace of mind, call your doctor whenever you have concerns. Step 1: Begin by looking at your breasts in the mirror with your shoulders straight and your arms on your hips. Here’s what you should look for: Breasts that are...

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3 Common Causes of Heavy Periods

Posted by admin on Aug 30, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

3 Common Causes of Heavy Periods

All of us, from time to time, experience what we feel is unusually heavy bleeding during our menstrual periods. Fortunately, most often what we think is abnormal uterine bleeding is not excessive enough to be diagnosed as menorrhagia. How do you know when bleeding during your period is abnormally heavy? The easiest way to know if you are experiencing menorrhagia is to take note of how often you need to change your pad or tampon. If your period is heavy enough to require changing more often than every one or two hours, or if you have a period that lasts more than a full week, you may be...

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